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Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days.  If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

Sponsored by Idaho Rescue Training & NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Available Course Dates:

  • November 18-19, 2023

  • March 2-3, 2024

  • June 22-23, 2024

Cost:              $315

Location:      Crossroads of the West Council, 1200 E 5400 S, Ogden, UT 84403

The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.



Crossroads of the West Council is in South Ogden, about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City.  Please park in the main lot, the classroom is in the basement meeting room.


Meals & Lodging

Students are required to arrange all lodging and food.  There are several lodging and dining options in the Ogden area.


Registration Policies

Please review the Idaho Rescue Training Registration Policies prior to registration.  Register through the Idaho Rescue Training Website.

NOLS Information November 18-19, 2023

NOLS Information March 2-3, 2024

NOLS Information June 22-23, 2024

For questions about location & logistics, contact:

Idaho Rescue Training


Additional Resources

  • Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine

  • Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Aid Courses

  • Communicable Disease Mitigation Practices

  • Student Agreement

  • College Credit

  • Recertification Policies

  • NOLS Wilderness Medicine Policies

  • Idaho Rescue Training Registration Policies

  • Essential Eligibility Requirements

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